Shawnee Cemetery

SHAWNEE CEMETERY

Photos 10/2007 by Gerald E. Bills; edited and presented by Linda Fluharty.

Updated 3/2001 by Ralph Wilson.

*Notes added by Ralph Wilson.

DIRECTIONS:
From State Route 2 in St. Marys - County Route 3, 8.3 miles to County Route 28; left for 0.1 mile; cemetery on right.

______Butler - ____ - ____ *
______Butler - ____ - ____ *I did not find these graves
______Butler - ____ - ____ *
BAUMAN, Roy A. - 04/12/1896 - 04/26/1968
CUMBLIDGE, Benjamin E. - 03/05/1900 - 04/22/1960 - WWI, Sgt. USMC
CUMBLIDGE, Ethel M. - 1901 - 1994 - w/o Benjamin
CUMBLIDGE, Waitman T. - 1878 - 1955
CUMBLIDGE, Rina M. - 1879 - 1951 - w/o Waitman
CUMBLIDGE, Earl P. - 03/16/1912 - 01/24/1956 - WWII, Pvt. Signal Corp.
CUMBLIDGE, Martha J. - 1918 - 1997 - w/o Earl
CUMBLIDGE, Neal E. - 10/23/1936 - 4/18/2004 - h/o Arlene
CUMLIDGE, Arlene - 4-3-1948 - ---- - w/o Neal
FARREN, Beatrice B. - 09/29/1909 - 10/04/1909 - d/o B. & M.
FLEMING, Thomas E. - 1860 - 1934
FLEMING, Maggie L. - 07/22/1867 - 08/08/1899 - w/o Thomas
FLEMING, Luray - 1881 - 1969 - 2nd w/o Thomas - *
FLEMING, Earl - 06/05/1885 - 04/01/1886 - s/o T. E. & M.
FLEMING, Iva M. - 03/12/1888 - 12/24/1899 - d/o T. E. & M.
FLEMING, Arch E. - 1889 - 1970 - School Teacher
FLEMING, Vesta E. - 1893 - 1943 - w/o Arch
FLEMING, Infant - 1926 - 1926 - d/o A. E. & V. E. - (Not sure if correct stone.)
FLEMING, Infant - 1928 - 1928 - s/o A. E. & V. E. - (Not sure if correct stone.)
FLEMING, Roseman M. - 06/23/1897 - 04/13/1962 - WWII Tech. 5, Med. Sec. 1580 Service Unit
FLEMING, Ronald W. - 1910 - 1927
FLEMING, William D. - 1932 - 1976 - SFC US Army - *Son of Arch & Vesta
FLEMING, Eva C. - 1935 _____ - w/o William
FLEMING, Larry Douglas - 05/26/1935 - 10/07/1996
FLEMING, Eddie C. - 05/03/1904 - 06/23/1978
FLEMING, Alice - 11/21/1902 - 12/12/1979 - w/o Eddie
FLEMING, Dr. Donald E. - Died 11/08/2003, age 79
FLEMING, Dorothy J. - 01/05/1925 - 03/05/1999 - w/o Donald E.
FLEMING, Donald Carson - 02/25/1945 - 09/06/2003
HIGGINS, Clarence - 1887 - 1949
HIGGINS, Luetta - 1893 - 1963 - w/o Clarence
HIGGINS, William J. - 05/08/1914 - 05/18/1971 - PFC 879 CML Co Air OPRS WWII
HIGGINS, Wayne Edgar - 08/22/1929 - 12/21/1993
HOOPER, Leota - ____ - ____ - * I did not find this grave
HOWELL, Jackie - 06/29/1923 - 10/23/1996
LEMASTERS, Freda Smith - 01/26/1918 - 10/06/1987
*Note: There is a grave with a temporary marker beside this grave. No name.
MARTIN, Lewis W. - 06/10/1828 - 02/20/1880
MARTIN, Mary M. - 04/13/1840 - 03/17/1912 - w/o Lewis
MARTIN, Julia F. - ____ - 01/30/1886 - 21y 3m 11d - d/o L. W. & M.
MILLER, Nancy J. - 05/02/1940 - 12/01/1941
MILLER, James Robert - 1914 - 1975
MILLER, Mildred A. - 1914 - 1989 - w/o James
MORGAN, Samantha A. - 1848 - 1902
MORGAN, Madison M. - 1873 - 1889 - triple stone
MORGAN, Marcelus K. - 1879 - 1901
MORGAN, Eliza - ____ - ____ * I did not find this grave
MORGAN, Kenneth - ____ - ____ * I did not find this grave
NEELEY, Albert - 1871 - 1953
NEELEY, Florence - 1878 - 1976 - w/o Albert
NEELEY, Margaret - 11/16/1909 - 07/17/1911 - d/o A. & F.
NEELEY, J. Jannette - 06/12/1918 - 10/26/1920 - s/o Albert & Florence
NEELEY, Betty - 1925
NEELEY, Susan - No date on stone. See Addendum.
NEELEY, Orrin C. - 09/01/1903 - 11/22/1988
NEELEY, Ona H. - 05/03/1906 - 03/06/1984 - w/o Orrin
NEELEY, Kenneth P. - 11/10/1924 - 01/07/1992 - *s/o O. & O.
NEELEY, Georgia B. - 03/17/1927 - 05/01/1998 - w/o Kenneth
SHINGLETON, A. Ray - 03/24/1907 - 11/07/2001
SHINGLETON, Ina E. - 1912 - 1973 - w/o Ray
SHINGLETON, Mary J. - 1938 - ________ - d/o R. & I.
SMITH, Lavina J. - 03/08/1852 - 12/05/1895 - w/o Harvey
SMITH, Harry C. - 1881 - 1960
SMITH, Ailey E. - 1884 - 1903 - w/o Harry
SMITH, O. Opel - 10/06/1903 - 11/03/1903 - d/o H. C. & A.
SMITH, Orpheus B. - 10/23/1887 - 11/29/1915
STANLEY, Mary I. (L.?) - 07/24/1869 - 07/08/1887 - 17y 11m 14d - w/o J. R.
TURRENTINE, Richard - 1905 - 1970
TURRENTINE, Grace - 1907 - 1988 - w/o Richard
WAGNER, Joseph - 12/22/1810 - 05/25/1901
WAGNER, Nancy - 10/04/1812 - 05/12/1889 - w/o Joseph
WAGNER, William - 1836 - 1926
WAGNER, Elizabeth J. - 1841 - 1904 - w/o William
WAGNER, Calvin - 1838 - 1912
WAGNER, Jane E. - 1841 - 1921 - w/o Calvin
WAGNER, Thomas J. - 01/04/1849 - 06/03/1936
WAGNER, Susan J. - 12/24/1860 - 07/10/1926 - w/o Thomas
WAGNER, Thornton - 1850 - 1929
WAGNER, Mary V. - 1855 - 1925 - w/o Thornton
WAGNER, Friend - 1855 - 1924
WAGNER, Dora E. - 1871 - 1953 - w/o Friend
WAGNER, Waldo - 1872 - 1958
WAGNER, Laura - 1887 - 1977 - w/o Waldo
WAGNER, Emma - 09/12/1872 - 01/12/1943
WAGNER, Howard - 1873 - 1937
WAGNER, Florence - 1880 - 1935 - w/o Howard
WAGNER, Elmer - 06/04/1909 - 06/21/1909 - s/o Howard & Florence
WAGNER, Eugene P. - 04/19/1912 - 12/20/1913 - s/o Howard & Florence
WAGNER, Squire O. - 1882 - 1956
WAGNER, Addie L. - 1891 - 1973 - w/o Squire
WAGNER MONUMENT
WAGNER, Clarence B. - 1895 - 1963
WAGNER, Mary F. - 1893 - 1984 - w/o Clarence
WAGNER, Edith - 1913 - 1935 - d/o C. B. & Mary
WAGNER, Ulys - 06/09/1915 - 09/09/1915
WAGNER, Gordon - 01/08/1915 - 10/12/1979
WAGNER, Zula - 09/21/1922 - 07/16/1963 - w/o Gordon
WAGNER, Layman C. - 02/11/1893 - 03/24/1983
WAGNER, Mollie A. - 09/16/1894 - 07/01/1975 - w/o Layman
WAGONER, Asa F. - 1875 - 06/16/1878 - s/o A. & J.
WILLIAMSON, Christopher J. - 03/18/1834 - 03/05/1888
WILLIAMSON, Lydia - 1831 - 07/11/1881 - w/o Christopher
WILLIAMSON, Clem - ____ - ____
WILLIAMSON, Mary G. - 11/03/1909 - 08/23/1910 - d/o G. N. & Dorotha

ADDENDUM:

From Gerald Bills: These were gleamed from funeral home records and are not necessarily covered by stones.

Fleming Infant - 10/23/1928 - 10/23/1929 A. E. and V. W.
FLEMING, Caroline Luray - 7/03/1881 - 11/12/1969
LeMASTER, Perry R. - 10/12/1917 - 9/28/1977 h/o Freda
NEELEY, Susan - 4/02/1852 - 12/19/1936
WAGNER, William C. ----- - 11/10/1937

Information from Richard Neely:

NEELY, Janet - 9/30/1937 - 10/31/2009. Her ashes were buried on Orrin and Ona Neely's grave.

DAVIS, Joan Neely - --/04/1927 - 1/28/2010. Her ashes were scattered to the wind in Shawnee Cemetery.


The following description of the Shawnee United Methodist Church was extracted from "The History of Pleasants Co., West Virginia to 1980" published by the Pleasants County Historical Society (1980). The attached pictures of the church were taken by SANDRA ALLSOP of Wall, NJ just before the church was torn down. Sandra visited with the Albert Neely family whose home was near by. Gerald Bills attended church and Sunday school in this church in the 1940s.

SHAWNEE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

SHAWNEE

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The original church at Shawnee was called Wagner Chapel, the society being formed sometime after the immigration of Christopher and Catherine Wagner to the area in 1820. The chapel was of log construction, being located near the road leading from Sugar Creek to the crest of the hill near the headwaters of Shawnee Run.

The chapel burned in 1893. By deed dated December 23, 1893, Calvin Wagner donated one acre of ground to T. E. Fleming, Amos Smith, Asa F. Wagner, Friend Wagner and John Wagner, Trustees of the Methodist Church at Shawnee, West Virginia, to be used only for the use of the M. E. Church and a cemetery. The location was at the top of the Shawnee hill, the present church building being erected shortly thereafter.

One of the early ministers was Rev. Bunting. For the first few years they had no organ in their church. Two girls visited the homes of the congregation and collected enough money to purchase an organ. Organist was a Miss Smith, later Mrs. Mollie Wagner was organist, continuing for several years. Franklin Wagner, a small child of Calvin Wagner, was the first to be buried in the new cemetery.

Attendance for both Sunday School and Church services was very good in the early years.

----------Submitted by Mrs. Ora B. Wagner.